Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

An Asymptomatic Case of Radiologically Active Neurocysticercosis.
Cureus. 2020 May 21; 12(5):e8219.C

Abstract

The case describes an 82-year-old right-handed Hispanic male with multiple chronic comorbidities complaining of upper and lower extremity weakness as well as paresthesias that had been worsening over the last two weeks. He had bilateral upper and lower extremity weakness that was worse on the right and he complained of not being able to walk on his own with several falls preceding admission because of this. There were no overt signs of spinal cord compression or cauda equina syndrome. Laboratory work-up was unremarkable with exception to mildly elevated acute phase reactants. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging later showed critical cervical compressive myelopathy at the C3-C4 level and multiple parenchymal and extra-axial enhancing lesions in the frontal lobes with associated calcifications suspicious for neurocysticercosis. Antihelminthic therapy was started and the patient underwent spinal fusion surgery with neurosurgery with an uncomplicated post-operative course - also lacking seizure activity of any kind.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Permian Basin, Odessa, USA.Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Permian Basin, Odessa, USA.Internal Medicine, Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, USA.Internal Medicine, Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32582480

Citation

Ronen, Joshua A., et al. "An Asymptomatic Case of Radiologically Active Neurocysticercosis." Cureus, vol. 12, no. 5, 2020, pp. e8219.
Ronen JA, Ammu A, Gadiraju G, et al. An Asymptomatic Case of Radiologically Active Neurocysticercosis. Cureus. 2020;12(5):e8219.
Ronen, J. A., Ammu, A., Gadiraju, G., & Vaikuntam, A. (2020). An Asymptomatic Case of Radiologically Active Neurocysticercosis. Cureus, 12(5), e8219. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.8219
Ronen JA, et al. An Asymptomatic Case of Radiologically Active Neurocysticercosis. Cureus. 2020 May 21;12(5):e8219. PubMed PMID: 32582480.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - An Asymptomatic Case of Radiologically Active Neurocysticercosis. AU - Ronen,Joshua A, AU - Ammu,Anusha, AU - Gadiraju,Gautham, AU - Vaikuntam,Ajay, Y1 - 2020/05/21/ PY - 2020/6/26/entrez PY - 2020/6/26/pubmed PY - 2020/6/26/medline KW - albendazole KW - antihelminthics KW - dexamethasone KW - hydrocephalus KW - ncc KW - neurocysticercosis KW - praziquantal KW - prednisone SP - e8219 EP - e8219 JF - Cureus JO - Cureus VL - 12 IS - 5 N2 - The case describes an 82-year-old right-handed Hispanic male with multiple chronic comorbidities complaining of upper and lower extremity weakness as well as paresthesias that had been worsening over the last two weeks. He had bilateral upper and lower extremity weakness that was worse on the right and he complained of not being able to walk on his own with several falls preceding admission because of this. There were no overt signs of spinal cord compression or cauda equina syndrome. Laboratory work-up was unremarkable with exception to mildly elevated acute phase reactants. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging later showed critical cervical compressive myelopathy at the C3-C4 level and multiple parenchymal and extra-axial enhancing lesions in the frontal lobes with associated calcifications suspicious for neurocysticercosis. Antihelminthic therapy was started and the patient underwent spinal fusion surgery with neurosurgery with an uncomplicated post-operative course - also lacking seizure activity of any kind. SN - 2168-8184 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32582480/An_Asymptomatic_Case_of_Radiologically_Active_Neurocysticercosis L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/32582480/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
Try the Free App:
Prime PubMed app for iOS iPhone iPad
Prime PubMed app for Android
Prime PubMed is provided
free to individuals by:
Unbound Medicine.